20 Minute Radius: Plant-Based Food

A burger basket at The Gentle Giant.

You don’t have to go too far to find great plant-based options near Rowan. Whether they’re on campus or a short drive away, all of these restaurants offer at least one plant-based meal option, with one holding an entirely vegan menu. You don’t have to be vegan to enjoy these delicious dishes.

Menu from Burger Barr in Sewell.
The Burger Barr
Veggie burger at Burger Barr.
Veggie burger at Burger Barr
  • Burger Barr | Sewell, NJ

BurgerBarr carries a plant-based burger that is so good the flavor rivals the animal products on their menu, and they cook it on its own corner of the grill so you can be sure there won’t be cross contamination. To order vegan friendly, get the “Veggie” burger with vegan cheese and vegan sauce on a pretzel bun.

Cauliflower wings at The Wing Kitchen.
The Wing Kitchen’s Crispy Fried Cauliflower
  • The Wing Kitchen | Glassboro, NJ

The Wing Kitchen is known for more than its chicken wings. Order the “crispy fried cauliflower” in a vegan-friendly sauce and you’re in for a crispy, delicious treat. 

Exterior shot of Monarch Diner.
Glassboro’s Monarch Diner offers vegan-friendly options all day long.
  • The Monarch Diner | Glassboro, NJ

Located in the heart of Glassboro on Delsea Drive, the Monarch Diner is serving up all kinds of plant-based meals. With specials located throughout their menu you can stop in at any time and find a vegan dish: from breakfast, lunch, dinner, snacks, and even dessert. Fan favorites include their loaded broccoli and seitan potato skins, tofu avocado quesadilla, tofu pasta primavera and eggless veggie omelette.

  • Saladworks | Glassboro, NJ

Saladworks has been known as the health food chain for quite awhile but really upped their menu last year with plant-based protein options. They now offer tofu and quinoa amongst their long-standing, vegan-friendly toppings such as fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds.

A tabletop at The Gentle Giant.
A burger basket at The Gentle Giant

A burger cross section at The Gentle Giant.

  • The Gentle Giant | Pitman, NJ

Last, but certainly not least, The Gentle Giant is Gloucester County’s only 100% plant-based restaurant, making it a vegan paradise! This restaurant dedicates itself to the memory of William Blease, IV, the original “gentle giant,” by supporting the sale of local vegan products and raising money each month for causes such as animal sanctuaries. Their entire menu is vegan and highlights breakfast and lunch items such as wraps, burgers, sandwiches, breakfast sandwiches and more.

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Story and photos by:
Madison Neumann, Rowan Blog contributor

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